A while ago, someone on this thread (I think) recommended a book called The Skin Type Solution
. I picked up a copy at the library and was reading a bit. I picked the type that probably best described me (OSNT - formerly oily when i was a teenager, sensitive, non-pigmented and "tight"?? It's not tight. But not wrinkled either so I guess this is the best match. Why isn't there a chapter for balanced or combination skin?)
Anyway - under the list of ingredients she says to avoid for this skin type, is coconut oil!
: I don't understand why. Coconut oil is very light and easily absorbed.
On the other hand, this book doesn't have any kind of leanings toward "natural skincare" at all... she recommends Neutrogena, Olay, Mary Kay, among others. She mentions that people with sensitive skin have reactions to many commercial brands of skincare, but fails to mention that this is due to common ingredients like mineral oil, phthalates, parabens, propylene glycol, ureas, EDTA, fragrances, and artificial colors. I'm surprised she doesn't recommend more natural skincare for people with sensitive skin.